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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Patriot

The pain of pride and ache to cry, ​
For those old soldiers, marching by, ​
Now fragile in their marching pride, ​
Whose age worn faces cannot hide​
Scenes of battle burned on mind
And youthful comrades left behind.

Old soldiers hold the marching line​
Advancing, never marking time, ​
On wheels and foot, their number dwindles
Yet together find their passion kindled
As brave hearts answer to the call​
Knowing soon they too will fall.

So share their pride and ache to cry, ​
As the last old soldiers pass on by.​
Patrick Ladbrooke
Topic(s) of this poem: war and peace
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I am saddened by the sight of the old soldiers on remembrance parade. I've been tinkering with this poem for years now. May be one day it will be right.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 06 November 2014
Old soldiers hold the marching line...really beautiful and wonderful poem on patriotism. Very nice job on sharing.
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